The 5A state quarterfinal between section 7 winner Coon Rapids and section 5 winner Spring Lake Park was a back-and-forth, defensively dominated 14-2 victory for the Coon Rapids Cardinals that sent them to the state semifinals and a date with the Chaska Hawks next Friday at U.S. Bank…
The 5A state quarterfinal between section 7 winner Coon Rapids and section 5 winner Spring Lake Park was a back-and-forth, defensively dominated 14-2 victory for the Coon Rapids Cardinals that sent them to the state semifinals and a date with the Chaska Hawks next Friday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Before the game looms too large in the future however, it’s important to remember the past and acknowledge the Northstar Football News Offensive Players of the Game from last Saturday’s matchup. Congratulations to the Spring Lake Park Panthers senior class on a wonderful 2019 season and good luck to Coon Rapids at the Bank. Hudl recap: http://www.hudl.com/v/2CLF9e
1) David Geebli (5’9, 180lbs.) was without a doubt the offensive MVP from both teams. His 28 attempts going for 115 yards (4.1 average) and a TD in the game led all offensive statistical categories except passing. Only a sophomore, Geebli has a bright future ahead of him and was a physical back the played behind his pads with a lot more strength than his age/weight suggested. I’m going to make sure to keep an eye on Geebli moving forward for the Cardinals. Geebli midseason Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/video/3/11097553/5d996b2590f9040dac5251a7
2) Trey Toner (6’5, 235 lbs.) played his last prep game on Saturday for SLP and the recent recipient of a PWO offer by the U of M showed out from his TE position on Saturday. Despite not recording a catch, Toner was physical & nasty at the point of attack and fought all game long to put Cardinals on their butts. He will be fun to watch in college no matter where he goes. Congratulations on the career, Trey. Toner Hudl from the CR game: http://www.hudl.com/v/2CLThY
3) Jake Van Hulzen (6’1, 185 lbs.) is Coon Rapids QB and is a dynamic athlete for the 5A state contenders at his quarterback position. He threw a good ball and rain in a TD for the Cardinals in the 4th quarter as well. The senior hasn’t reported any offers but does have NSIC and MIAC interest from coaches and went on a gameday visit to the Air Force Academy so stay tuned on where he ends up. Midseason Hudl: http://www.hudl.com/v/2C6qqu
4) Kaleb Skelly (6’4, 185 lbs.) is a junior at SLP who had two clutch contested catches for the Panthers and put them in great field position. The 2021 grad plays both ways (WR/FS) and has some great size and toughness. He deserved some recognition.